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Physics and Engineering Physics, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #439 (QS) ,
The Physics and Engineering Physics department at University of Saskatchewan has a strong commitment to its research programs and facilities. Graduate students work closely with their supervisors, participate in all aspects of research, and are recognized for their important contributions to our research programs. 


The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at University of Saskatchewan offers graduate programs leading to MSc and PhD degrees in Physics or in Engineering Physics.

This results in an environment where students can obtain excellent training in their discipline. Combined enrolment in our MSc and PhD programs ranges between 60 and 70 students. 

The research activities of our faculty members and research scientists include strong international collaborations. The research specialties of our department include experimental, observational or theoretical aspects of the following fields: 

  • Atmospheric physics 
  • Advanced Materials/Devices Research
  • Synchrotron Radiation Research
  • Subatomic Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Solar-Terrestrial Physics
  • Nuclear Materials and Transmutations

Major physics research facilities at the University of Saskatchewan include:

  • Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPL)
  • Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies (ISAS)
  • Subatomic Physics Institute (SPIN)
  • Canadian Light Source (CLS) Synchrotron Facility, Canada's only synchrotron 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Physics and the Universe
  • Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Physics and Technology
  • Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
  • Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6730 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Saskatoon

  • 1279 - 1870 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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